6 Dec 2009

Labour try to harvest key Green Party vote

well if Labour stops supporting Alan Garcia when he kills the people of the Peruvian Amazon I will sigh with relief but I suspect New Labour greenery will be nuclear power and more free trade agreements with countries like Peru and Colombia who sponsor death squads to wreck rainforests for bloody oil, minerals and biofuel.

Don't mention the carbon trading either, New Labour are big supporters of this and hey New Labour owned bank RBS is still investing in the tar sands of Canada which is hardly green.

More pretend green than John Gormley!

Labour to paint Cameron's target seats green
By Jane Merrick, Political Editor
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Independent on Sunday

Labour is to step up its attack on the Conservative Party's climate
change divisions by targeting 31 "green seats" that David Cameron
needs to win the election.

A list drawn up in Downing Street and seen by The Independent on
Sunday shows crucial constituencies with strong support for the Green
Party among the 112 target seats the Tories need for a majority.
Senior Labour strategists believe that they can target the 31 seats –
mainly in central London, Brighton and university areas – with
environmental messages and attempt to deny Mr Cameron victory.

Most of the constituencies are Labour's most vulnerable, but a handful
are Lib Dem seats.

One option is to target voters with leaflets quoting some prominent
Conservative climate change sceptics. It follows Gordon Brown's
denouncement of "flat-Earth" environmental sceptics, including the
former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson and ex-shadow home secretary David

In the 31 seats, the Green Party or Scottish Green Party had a 2 per
cent or higher share of the vote – which could make the difference
between the Tories winning or losing on a marginal swing. The Tories
need to win Tooting – target seat number 112 - with a notional Labour
majority of 5,190, to win an outright majority. In this south London
seat, the Greens won a 4.1 per cent share of the vote in 2005.

One problem with the strategy is that the Green Party could benefit by
the extra focus on environmental issues – making no difference to the
battleground. Greg Clark, the shadow climate change secretary, has
insisted that Mr Cameron and the party remain committed to policies
tackling climate change.

The 31 'Green' Tory targets

Finchley & Golders Green (L); Croydon Central (L); Battersea (L);
Milton Keynes South (L); Hove (L); Cheltenham (LD); Stroud (L);
Carshalton & Wallington (LD); Hastings & Rye (L); Calder Valley (L);
Hereford & North Herefordshire (LD); Colne Valley (L); Brighton
Kemptown (L); Swindon South (L); Milton Keynes North (C, notional L
due to boundary changes); Watford (L); Birmingham Edgbaston (L);
Worcester (L); Bradford West (L); Richmond Park (LD); Brentford &
Isleworth (L); Edinburgh South (L); Leeds North West (LD); Ochil &
South Perthshire (L); Stirling (L); Devon North (LD); Oxford West &
Abingdon (LD); Poplar & Limehouse (L); Reading West (L); Waveney (L);
Tooting (L)

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